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SPS 186: We Want to Support Your Goals

Springfield Public Schools wants to support your college and career goals, and we know those come with a price. To support you in your post secondary efforts, we have provided this site where you can find scholarship opportnities. Click on the scholarship link for opportunities that support your college dreams and apply. For application process and deadlines, click on the scholarship links.

Best of luck.

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Scholarships from your achievements in High School!

Scholarship Database

How to organize the information in this table:

Click on Name in a column and the database will sort that column alphabetically.
Click on Deadline and it is arranged by date. Click again to change the order from most recent to earliest.
Click on Amount and it is arranged by amount.

College Scholarship Information/Sites
NameDate dueLinkAppDescriptionEmailAmount up arrow icon
Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth ScholarsJan. 2, 2020https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx
  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2023.
  • Log in to your WashU Pathway account to submit the separate application for the Danforth Scholars Program.
  • Write a brief answer (250 words) to the following question:
    The Danforth Scholars program is looking for students with a strong commitment to community, and demonstrated initiative in leadership and service. Please share an example of your personal experience as a leader that would clarify why you would be a good fit for this community of scholars.
  • Write a short essay (250-500 words) on the following topic:
    What matters to you?
  • Submit an additional (third) letter of recommendation from a member of your community who knows you well. If you submit an "other" letter of recommendation through the Common Application or Coalition Application, that letter may be used.
  • All applications must be submitted by January 2, 2020, and complete in our office by January 6, 2020. For best consideration, we encourage you to submit your applications by December 15, 2019.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sororityhttps://akaeaf.org/scholarships

3 scholarships available for graduating seniors. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview required. See application for more information.

SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPSJan. 31, 2020https://www.siue.edu/alumni/scholarships/scholarship-program.shtml

SIU-E Alumni Association is offering 3 scholarships: Legacy,for the children, grandchildren,siblings, spouses or partners of an SIUE alumni; the Board of Directors Scholarship based on leadership and community involvement; Stahlschmidt Family scholarship based on financial need, GPA, ACT scores, community service, school activities and answers to essay questions.

Applications are accepted September 1 through January 31.

Illinois Children of Veteran's Tuition Waiverhttp://www.osfa.illinois.edu
U of I Children of Veterans Tuition App

The Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is a four-year in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois. The recipient may use his/her Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at any of the University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, Springfield). Up to six tuition waivers are awarded per county - one for each of the following wars/conflicts: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specific information regarding the required service dates and medal eligibility is provided on the application itself. Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent’s service papers (DD Form 214) and the student’s ACT scores to our office. Office of Student Financial Aid University of Illinois 620 E. John Street MC-303 Champaign, IL 61820 Customer Service 217.333.0100 Electronic Fax 217.265.5516

Janice M. Scott Memorial AwardMar. 31, 2020http://scholarshipmentor.com/janice-m-scott-memorial-scholarship

3.0 GPA on a 4. Parent income less than $60000; 2 letters of recommendation; copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report; Picture; transcript. See Post Secondary coach for full list of requirements and essay options.

Scholarships.comhttps://www.scholarships.com/scholarship-search

Scholarships.com is a resource to help you find various scholarships with various deadlines. Make a profile and get scholarships directly in your email inbox.

Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarshiphttp://tmlcf.com/scholarship/

For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"

Kids Chance Scholarshiphttp://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/

Who is Eligible? To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements: Applicant must be between the ages of 16-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award. Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a legal resident of Illinois. Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award. Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.

Southeast Missouri State Universityhttp://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/institutional.html

Southeast students receive over $17 million annually, in the form of institutional scholarships. Some of these are only awarded at the time of admission, while others offer an annual application process. Institutional Scholarships can be split into Academic, Endowed, and Participation scholarships. 

AASA Redefining Ready Scholarshiphttps://www.redefiningready.org/national-scholarship


  • One (1) National First Place Winner ($5000)

  • One (1) National Runner-Up ($2500)

  • Seven (7) Regional Winners, representing each AASA region ($2000)

  • Seven (7) Regional Runner-Ups, representing each AASA region ($1000)

EIU Scholarship Programshttps://www.eiu.edu/aimhigh/

I wanted to let you know about the 3 brand new scholarship programs at Eastern Illinois University. We believe they are truly extraordinary and will help many students around the state.

These programs are funded with the AIM HIGH Grant signed into state law in August, and we’re using those funds both to make higher education more accessible to students around the state and to encourage them to stay in Illinois.

Here’s a quick description of each of the three programs:

  • EIU Promise
    EIU will offset the remaining balance of a student’s tuition and fee costs for resident families with an income of $61,000 or less.
  • EIU Cost Match
    EIU will match the out-of-pocket cost of attendance of any regionally accredited public university in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin. For example, if a student’s out-of-pocket cost at EIU is $5,000 and it’s $3,000 at a qualifying university, we’ll provide them with a $2,000 scholarship to match the difference.
  • EIU Merit Scholarship Bonus< br /> Any student who qualifies for our automatic Merit Scholarships will receive a $500 bonus per year if they are an Illinois resident. That makes the 4-year value of the scholarship anywhere from $10,000 to $18,000
NAVAL ROTChttp://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
NROTC Scholarship Application Instructions - Application year 2

Full tuition and other financial benefits at over 160 colleges and universities. The local coordinator is Jason Henderson at (217) 670-9108

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarshipshttp://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/

Minority Teachers of Illinois Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Nursing Education Scholarship  A scholarship is a type of “gift aid” that rewards a student for grades, athletics, a unique skill, a special talent, financial needs or even a specific career interest.

AEA aircraft electronics scholarshipshttps://www.aea.net/educationalfoundation/scholarships.asp

multiple options, rewards and deadlines

Mike Rowe work ethic scholarshiphttps://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

Calling all skilled workers!  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. 

North American Building Trades Unions NABTU apprenticeshipshttps://nabtu.org/apprenticeship-and-training/
Fast Webhttps://www.fastweb.com
Regeneron Science Talent SearchNov. 13, 2019https://sciencetalentsearch.fluidreview.com
Scottish Rite Scholarshipshttps://www.aasr-spi.org/

Visit the website for more information. One application will be used for all scholarship programs. Seven different scholarships available.

Thurgood Marshallhttps://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships

TMCF offers four types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending TMCF member-schools. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. Occasionally, we may offer scholarships to students not attending one of our member-schools.

Since its inception, hundreds of companies and foundations have funded a TMCF scholarship. Our scholarship partners allow TMCF to award scholarships that are designed to complement the financial aid students receive from other sources for tuition and other education expenses, such as books and housing. As a result of our efforts, an increasing number of students are able to attend and complete college at an affordable cost.

Find Financial Aid & Scholarshipshttp://www.finaid.org/scholarships/
Lincoln Land Community College Foundation ScholarshipsMar. 1, 2020http://www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships

Numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC or current LLCC student. The Honors College application is included.

The application is available online annually between December 1st and March 1st for the following academic year.

We would love for you to apply for our upcoming awarding period for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 awards! Visit https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunitiesfor information about our opportunities that only requires 1 online application to apply for them all!

For information on external scholarship opportunities, please visit: https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/external  

QUESTIONS? Please contact Michelle Burger at 217-786-4502 or at michelle.burger@llcc.edu.

Broke Scholars Scholarshipshttps://www.brokescholar.com
National Society of Black EngineersJan. 4, 2020https://connect.nsbe.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipList.aspx

The Fall Scholarship Cycle opens September 1st, 2019 and closes January 4th, 2020

National Merit Scholarshipshttps://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424
College Board - Big Futurehttps://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search?SFMC_cid=EM180098-&rid=47618093

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.

Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.

Sangamon County Community Resources Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries (SLICE)http://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/a-c/community-resources/programs-and-services/csbg-slice-scholarship-program

The purpose of the CSBG Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors and adults who qualify by income for the purpose of providing financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students for education and training leading to employment. All new scholarship applicants must be enrolled in education or training leading to employment in a local high-growth employment sector. See your guidance administrator or post secondary coach for a list of eligible careers.

Illinois Sheriffs' Associationhttp://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships

Sangamon County Sheriff will be awarding two $500 college scholarships. Application, essay question. Students must attend an Illinois school.

$0.00
The Dream.us scholarshipFeb. 27, 2020https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

DACA and TAP and if you came to the country before November 1, 2014 (5 years before our round opens).

$0.00
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarshiphttp://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

$0.00
college board opportunity scholarshiphttps://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM87919-&rid=47749804

The Scholarships

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

 

$0.00
Meijer ScholarshipMar. 1, 2020http://meijerscholarship.egrant.net

For students who work at Meijer or whose parent(s) work at Meijer. Awards based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of goals and community involvement.  Over 100 $2,500.00 scholarships and two $10,000.00.

The application will be available again December 1, 2019 and will be due March 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Employees with a start date on or before March 1, 2019 are eligible to apply beginning December 1, 2019.

$0.00
Springfield American Legion Post 32https://www.legion.org/scholarships

Decendent of current or past member of a veteran organization: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans, etc. 3 letters of recommendation, essay, transcript. Go to website, click on announcements, then scholarship application.

$0.00
The Morgan Law Group, P.A. ScholarshipJan. 31, 2020https://www.policyadvocate.com/scholarship-application/

The award is granted per year

Must be Accepted into a U.S.university as a pre-law undergraduate or law school attendant.

$1.00
Jewish Studies - Indiana U

Multiple incoming freshmen scholarships of up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year) for students committed to pursuing a Jewish Studies major at Indiana University Bloomington are available to students entering as first year beginners in Fall 2018 at IU Bloomington.

$10.00
Ron Brown Scholar ProgramJan. 9, 2020https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:  Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:


  • Must be Black/African American.

  • Must excel academically.

  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

  • Must participate in community service activities.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

  • To Apply Click Here: Ron Brown Scholarship Application

Applications postmarked by November 1 will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

Regular deadline January 9, 2020.

$40.00
"This I Believe"http://nprillinois.org/programs/i-believe-illinois#stream/0

This I Believe Illinois is our annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they prepare to enter the adult world. Essay on the topic of "This I Believe" in 350-500 words. Must be submitted as a Word document on the website listed.

$100.00
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship ProgramJun. 12, 2020http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Open to high school juniors, seniors, or college students. Submit a 500-1000 word essay by email. Topic: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

$1,000.00
Micklin Law Group Scholarshiphttps://www.micklinlawgroup.com/scholarship/

The award is granted two times per year and is needs-based. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States.

$1,000.00
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarshiphttp://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must:


  • Be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level.

  • Home-schooled students are also eligible.

  • There is no age limit.

  • You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

$1,000.00
VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education ScholarshipFeb. 15, 2020https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • Current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Spouse of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Son of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Daughter of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • *Qualifying member must have been a member of the VFW Auxiliary for one (1) year by the application submission deadline.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences.

What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?
Each applicant must:

  • Answer all questions on the application.
  • Write a brief essay (no more than 300 words) describing their commitment to their goals and how this scholarship will help them attain these goals.

What are the Scholarship Deadlines?

  • July 1: Application process begins.
  • February 15: All applications must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*
  • May 1: Scholarship recipients are notified.
$1,000.00
UIS - Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Associationhttps://www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/localareascholarships/

Student scholarship is offered to an Illinois student attending an Illinois school who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in land surveying or a baccalaureate degree in a related science including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying courses from theIllinois Department of Professional Regulation Land Surveyors Licensing Board approved curriculum of an accredited institution. Scholarship is for $1,000 and applications are available on their website at http://www.iplsa.org.

$1,000.00
Reedsy National Creative Writing ScholarshipSep. 21, 2019https://blog.reedsy.com/scholarship/

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape. Awarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship from Reedsy while they develop as a writer.

To be eligible for the Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be:


  • United States, Canada or Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents; and

  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States, Canada or Australia.

$1,000.00
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundationhttp://www.ilbcf.org/apply

For African American students. Personal statement and letters of recommendation required.

$1,000.00
Digital ResponsibilityJun. 30, 2020http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/digital-privacy-scholarship/

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

 

$1,000.00
Burger King Scholars Programhttps://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/

For students enrolling in college or tech school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. $1000-$50,000

$1,000.00
Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Awardhttp://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx

Open to pre-college women ages 16-20 Volunteer work, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of women

$1,000.00
Celebrating High School Innovatorshttp://chsinnovators.org/

Tell us about your idea and you might be chosen as one of the most innovative high school students in Illinois! Our top five winners will receive $1,000 cash and scholarships to Illinois State University and Millikin University.

Check website after January 1, 2018

$1,000.00
Sonn Law Group Community Leader ScholarshipDec. 1, 2019https://www.sonnlaw.com/our-firm/scholarship/

It’s simple; choose a cause, a charitable organization, or other group and dedicate your time and other available resources. This contest is NOT about donating money. Instead, you should give back to the community in a way that is meaningful.  


  • A log of hours you’ve dedicated (there is no minimum requirement)

  • A signed letter or other document certifying your participation and hours worked

  • An essay summarizing your experiences including:

    1. What you learned

    2. What you gained from the experience

    3. A memorable interaction during your work

    4. Your thoughts on the impact your work will have on the community.



Eligibility


  • Any high school seniors already accepted to trade school or college

  • Students currently enrolled in a college or trade school

$1,000.00
US Bank Internet Scholarship Programhttps://www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html

Students must apply online. Open to graduating seniors and college undergraduates.

$1,000.00
Springfield Noon Lions Clubhttp://www.Springfieldnoonlions.com

Pursuing an education in health care, highest consideration to sight and hearing fields

$1,000.00
Prudential Spirit of Communityhttp://spirit.prudential.com

If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community, apply for this award. Please follow the link for more details

$1,000.00
AMVETS Scholarshipshttp://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/

Five different scholarships available through AMVETS. See the guidance office for a brochure and application information regarding the Foundation SShip, Nursing, ROTC, Trade School, and Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships. Application cycle will open Jan. 1, 2020

$1,000.00
Eastern Illinois President Doudna Memorial Scholarshiphttps://www.eiu.edu/honors/Doudna_Scholarship.php



Dr. Quincy Doudna was president of Eastern Illinois University from 1956-1971, and guided the growth of the university. In his memory, each year a scholarship of at least $1000 is awarded to an incoming freshman student. 

To apply simply complete the form below, and upload an essay that you have written. Students must be graduates of an Illinois High School and have a GPA of at least 3 on a 4 point scale. 

The deadline for the Fall 2019 scholarship is Friday March 15th, 2019. 



$1,000.00
Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade ScholarshipMay 1, 2020https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx

Open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School.  Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.

$1,000.00
B. DavisMay 22, 2020http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
 

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

 

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 
$1,000.00
CBAI Foundation for Community Bankinghttp://www.cbai.com/index.php/education-foundation-2?showall=&start=2

Students must contact one of the following banks and ask to be sponsored (do NOT need to be a member): Bank of Springfield Marine Bank Security Bank Athens State Bank, Springfield (Branch of Athens) Write an essay "How do Community Banks make dreams come true?" and turn in to sponsoring bank. See your post-secondary coach for the application.

$1,000.00
Tyrian Masonic LodgeApr. 2, 2020https://www.tyrianlodge333.org/scholorship
Tyrian Scholarship

For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.

$1,000.00
Heartland Credit Unionhttps://www.hcu.org/About/scholarships/
2019 Scholarship Application

2019 application process will open in January.

For Heartland Credit Union members who plan to attend a 2 yr., 4yr. college, vocational or technical school full-time. Essay.

$1,000.00
FormSwift $1,000 Scholarshiphttps://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

Create a Business Plan Infographic for a chance to win $1000 for school! Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.

$1,000.00
Health Care Leaders Scholarshiphttp://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. The scholarship is offered once a year and awards are paid directly to the student.

$1,000.00
Athnet Sports Recruitinghttp://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

For students who have been high school athletes. Write an essay that best demonstrates how the lessons learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.

$1,000.00
Association for Women in Communicationshttp://awcspringfield.org/scholarship/educational-scholarship/

For college junior or senior women from or attending college in Central Illinois and majoring in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields

$1,000.00
Illinois Society of Professional EngineerMar. 31, 2020http://www.illinoisengineer.com/IllinoisEngineer/Aspiring_Engineers/Scholarships/IllinoisEngineer/Scholarships.aspx

Several scholarships for engineers, including for those attending SIU-E, SIU-C, UIUC, and Bradley University, for female engineers, for minority engineers, and a general engineering scholarship.

$1,000.00
IACAC Scholarshiphttps://www.iacac.org/scholarship/?utm_source=IACAC+Members&utm_campaign=4e20bca7f4-scholarship&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b676bdf586-4e20bca7f4-311795221

IACAC is pleased to offer ten $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.

A separate $1,000 transfer scholarship is available from IACAC to a community college student to further his/her education at a four-year IACAC member institution.

Eligibility Criteria


  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner, (800) 829-0176;

  • The applicant must enroll as a full-time, college freshman at a post-secondary institution in the 2018-2019 school year (preferably at an IACAC member institution); and

  • The student must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals.

Selection Process


  • Applications will be reviewed by the IACAC Scholarship Committee

  • Academic credentials, resume, personal essay, and the counselor’s recommendation will be evaluated

$1,000.00
Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarshiphttp://www.ihda.us/education.html

For college-bound seniors in art. Requires 6-10 photos of art work that has been completed in the last 4 years, as well as an application and letter of recommendation. Short essay. Must be postmarked by April 14 and sent to Penne Beckett IHDA Education Committee Chairman, 2013 804 Fairview Dr. Urbana, IL 61801-1627

$1,000.00
Hy-Vee Foundation ScholarshipFeb. 8, 2020https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx

You are eligible for consideration if:



  • A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2018,



You will need to submit by February of the current year:

$1,000.00
Springfield Civic Garden Clubhttp://www.scgc-il.org/scgc-sponsored-awards/

The LLCC Scholarship $1,200 is ongoing. It is offered to an interested student who is a U.S. citizen residing in the LLCC district and is majoring in environmental or horticulture studies. 

$1,200.00
Scholarship Program by Autozinhttps://www.autozin.com/scholarship.html

 

Essay style scholarship to help you get closer to your dream career. Education is our future and we would like to support and encourage you as a student by giving you a chance to win $1400 toward your tuition or any expenses you might acquire along your journey. If cars are your passion this contest is perfect for you!


  • All submissions must be received by November 15, 2018

$1,400.00
Simon Youth FoundationFeb. 19, 2020http://syf.org/scholarships/

For a student who has financial need, strong academic performance, leadership skills and who shows evidence of participation in school and community activities. Simon Mall Property in Springfield is the White Oaks Mall.

$1,500.00
Beta Sigma Psi Scholarshipshttp://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/

These Scholarships are a way of giving back to the Lutheran church and supporting her youth. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration. Applicants may apply for multiple awards if they are still deciding which school they plan to attend.

$1,500.00
The Caring.com Scholarshiphttps://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship

At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

$1,500.00
United Negro College Fundhttps://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.164001725.381869175.1479320008

The UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check out their website for more information.Various Scholarships with various deadlines. Be sure to periodically check this page.

$1,500.00
Culinary Institute of Americahttps://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Education/Scholarships/ACF/Education/Scholarships/
application

Scholarship Information

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs, will award two scholarships each year. Each recipient will receive $2,500 per year for four years to be applied directly

to the student’s account at the institution.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered by the scholarship committee, an applicant must meet the following requirements:



  • Be an exemplary student. Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.




  • Be a high school senior eligible to graduate the same year as the scholarship is applied for.




  • Be currently accepted to the institution with a major in either culinary or pastry arts.




  • Have a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef



$2,500.00
Sangamon Valley Mensa Scholarshiphttp://www.mensafoundation.org/foundation/?LinkServID=B6AAB0C0-E081-4C23-C4B1342278718DA2&grp=627&part=y

Merit-based scholarship to any accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, trade/vocational). 550 word essay on applicant's career, vocational, or academic goals. Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $2,500. 

 

The U.S. scholarship application process opens Sept. 15 and closes Jan. 15. No application forms are available at any other time. Applications will next be available from 09/15/2019 to 01/15/2020.

 

$2,500.00
Back 2 School Illinoishttp://b2si.org/college-sch

Each year we provide scholarships to deserving Illinois high school seniors so they can attend college. We offer $2,500 scholarships that can be applied to their freshmen year of studies. 

 

$2,500.00
Youth Forwardhttps://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible.
There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

1. Round 1 April 1st: application deadline; winners announced 5/01/19
2. Round 2 August 1st: application deadline; winner announced 9/1/19
3. Round 3 December 1st: application deadline; winners announced 01/01/20

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college.

$3,000.00
University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarshiphttp://universityymca.org/bailey/

For students going to Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have shown a commitment to community engagement, service, leadership and academics. Requirements and application on the website. Scholarship may be renewable.

$3,000.00
Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarshiphttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1MX38V-3cb1QShZqJkZt00nSf-By3bXmK/view
Plato & Flora McCourtney Scholarship Application

Unweighted GPA no less than 3.0 and a one-page essay describing intended educational and career goals. For students entering a scientific or technical career.

$3,000.00
Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of LincolnMar. 1, 2020http://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx

Various scholarships 

for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000   2020 scholarship applications will be available from January 1, 2020 to March 1, 2020. Applicants should submit their scholarship applications via the CFLL website during this time period.  Applicants should submit their scholarship applications via the CFLL website during this time period. Students may apply for and be awarded multiple scholarships. -Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship

$5,000.00
ACF Visionary Scholarshiphttps://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior(2021, 2020, 2019, or 2018); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

All applications for the American College Foundation's Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:


  • A completed American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Application

  • A copy of the student's most recent unofficial high school transcript

  • A 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay on "Why College is Important to Me"

$5,000.00
Horatio Alger Associationhttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

For students with critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved in community and co-curricular activities. Award value range from 7,000 to 22,000. Various Need-based Scholarships.

$7,000.00
HispanicFund.orghttp://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.156/default.asp

Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or African American. Major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA

$9,000.00
Google Scholarships and Programshttps://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/

Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.

$10,000.00
12th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 ContestMar. 2, 2020http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm


  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2019 - March 2nd, 2020.

  • Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.

  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!

 

$10,000.00
Eastern IL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING HONORS STUDENTSJan. 10, 2020https://www.eiu.edu/honors/Freshman_scholarships.php

For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, Pine Honors College offers three different competitive scholarships.

Please note: Applicants for the Pemberton Presidential and the Presidential Scholarship are also considered as applicants for the Honors Award. You do not need to complete an additional application for the Honors Award.

Successful applicants will be offered only one of these three scholarships. 

$11,000.00
JFK Profiles in Courage ScholarshipJan. 17, 2020http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx

Students must write an original essay describing how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essay must include a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.

$13,500.00
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundationhttps://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

For all motivated, dedicated high school seniors. 3 million a year is awarded to 250 deserving students. At least a 3.0 GPA Please follow the link for more details.

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

$20,000.00
VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patiotic Art ContestMar. 31, 2020https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
  • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

  • The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $29,500.

What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?

  • Two-dimensional art must be on canvas or paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or other media taught may be used.
  • Do not frame two-dimensional pieces.
  • Submit canvas entries on a stretcher frame or canvas board. Other entries must be
    matted in white. Do not use color mats. Reinforce the back with heavy paper. Mounted and floating mats may also be used.
  • The art should be no smaller than 8” x 10” but no larger than 18” x 24”, not including mat.
  • Three dimensional art can be paper, papier-mâché, pottery, clay, metal work, fabric, etc.
  • Pieces should be no smaller than 8” in any direction and no larger than 24” in any direction.
  • Art cannot be more than 5 lbs. in weight.
  • Digital art, photography and jewelry are NOT ACCEPTED.
  • Complete entry form and attach to back of entry.
  • Submit a typed explanation of patriotism expressed in art (150 words or less).

What are the Scholarship Contest Deadlines?

  • March 31: Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Auxiliary.*
  • April 10:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Judging Complete.
  • April 15:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Winners to Department (state) for Judging.*
  • May 5:  VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*

* required deadlines

$29,500.00